With or without a cabin in the woods, you can add rustic touches and natural accents to your holiday decor — just in time for Christmas. Welcome guests with a driftwood wreath or style handwoven bird nests for a warm setting. Better yet, with Dec. 25 quickly approaching, many of these items are on sale and can still make it onto your tablescape just in time for your holiday dinner. Click through, then cozy up to our favorite earthy decor (it's not too late!).
While searching for inspiration for a pillow, I stumbled upon an adorable tree pillow. The Woodland Forest in Moss Green and Olive pillow is from Etsy designer allisajacobs and her other designs are just as unique! Since I purchased fabric to make my own pillows, I used this design as my inspiration.
I was making this pillow from scratch, so I purchased a 12"x16" pillow form and the white cotton fabric to make a cover. I pulled out my sewing guide (Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts) and followed the directions to make an envelope-backed pillow cover, so that I can change the cover after different holidays. Then, I picked three print fabrics that look good together and could be used for trees. Walking on the crazy edge of crafting, I just cut out three triangles without using a template and hoped for the best. I didn't worry too much about perfectly straight lines. Because the pillow cover was already sewn together, I chose to glue the trees and stumps directly on the pillow using Dritz Heat Set Glue and an iron. Then, I used the tip of the scissors and frayed the edges. See step-by-step instructions on my blog.
Have you been doing any holiday crafts lately? Be sure to share your projects in the Artists and Crafters group!